Metropolis Healthcare Limited Announces Initial public offering (IPO) to open on April 03, 2019 and to close on April 05, 2019, Price Band: Rs. 877 to Rs. 880 per Equity Share

Ms Ameera Shah, Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd addressing the media at a press conference held in Mumbai today.

Ms Ameera Shah, Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. addressing the media at a press conference held in Mumbai today.

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Mumbai , (GPN): Metropolis Healthcare Ltd today announced the company’s forthcoming IPO at a press conference held today in Mumbai. The bankers to the issue and spokesperson from the company like can be seen in pictutre (L-R) Pankaj Kalra, Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Ltd, Cheryl Netto, JM Financial Limited, Kailash Soni, Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Limited, Vijender Singh, CEO, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, Dr Sushil Shah, Chairman, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, Ms Ameera Shah, Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, Tushar Karnik, Chief Financial Officer, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, Sumit Jalan, Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited and Ajay Pancholi, HDFC Bank Limited were present – Photo by Sachin Murdeshwar

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Mumbai, (GPN): Dr Sushil Shah, Chairman and Ms Ameera Shah, Managing Director from Metropolis Healthcare Ltd at the press conference to announce the company’s forthcoming IPO in Mumbai today – Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar

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Mumbai, (GPN): Ms Ameera Shah, Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd addressing to the media at a IPO press conference held in Mumbai today – Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar

Mumbai, 28 March, 2019 (GPN) : Metropolis Healthcare Limited, one of the leading diagnostics companies in India, by revenue, as of March 31, 2018 (Source: Frost & Sullivan) proposes to open its initial public offering of Equity Shares on April 03, 2019*.

The IPO consists of 13,685,095 equity shares of face value of Rs. 2 each (“Equity Shares”) consisting of an Offer for Sale of up to 6,272,335 Equity Shares by Dr. Sushil Kanubhai Shah (the “Promoter Selling Shareholder”) and up to 7,412,760 Equity Shares by CA Lotus Investments (the “Investor Selling Shareholder”) (the “Offer”). The Offer includes a reservation of up to 300,000 Equity Shares, for subscription by Eligible Employees (the “Employee Reservation Portion”). The Offer less the Employee Reservation Portion is hereinafter referred to as the “Net Offer”, and such Net Offer aggregates up to 13,385,095 Equity Shares.

The Bid/Offer Closing Date is on April 05, 2019. The Price Band for the Offer is from Rs. 877 to Rs. 880 per Equity Share. Bids can be made for a minimum lot of 17 Equity Shares and in multiples of 17 Equity Shares thereafter, Dr Sushil Shah, Chairman and Ms Ameera Shah, Managing Director from Metropolis Healthcare Ltd at the press conference to announce the company’s forthcoming IPO in Mumbai today.

The Equity Shares are proposed to be listed on BSE and NSE (the “Stock Exchanges”).

The Book Running Lead Managers (“BRLMs”) to the Offer are JM Financial Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited, Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Limited, HDFC Bank Limited and Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited.

The objects of the Offer are to achieve the benefits of listing the Equity Shares on the Stock Exchanges and for the Offer for Sale.

In terms of Rule 19(2)(b) of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, as amended (“SCRR”) read with Regulation 41 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009, as amended (“SEBI ICDR Regulations”), the Offer is being made for at least 10% of the post-Offer paid up Equity Share capital of the Company. Further, the Offer is being made through the Book Building Process, in compliance with Regulation 26(2) of the SEBI ICDR Regulations, wherein at least 75% of the Net Offer shall be Allotted on a proportionate basis to Qualified Institutional Buyers (“QIBs”) (“QIB Portion”), provided that the Company and the Selling Shareholders, in consultation with the BRLMs, may allocate up to 60% of the QIB Portion to Anchor Investors, on a discretionary basis (“Anchor Investor Portion”), of which one-third shall be reserved for domestic Mutual Funds, subject to valid Bids being received from domestic Mutual Funds at or above the Anchor Investor Allocation Price. In the event of undersubscription, or non-allocation in the Anchor Investor Portion, the balance Equity Shares shall be added to the QIB Portion. Further, 5% of the QIB Portion (excluding the Anchor Investor Portion) shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Mutual Funds only.

The remainder of the QIB Portion shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to QIBs, subject to valid Bids being received from them at or above the Offer Price. If at least 75% of the Net Offer cannot be allotted to QIBs, the entire application money shall be refunded forthwith. Further, not more than 15% of the Net Offer will be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Non-Institutional Investors and not more than 10% of the Net Offer will be available for allocation to Retail Individual Investors, in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations, subject to valid Bids being received at or above the Offer Price. All Bidders (except Anchor Investors) shall mandatorily participate in this Offer only through the Application Supported by Blocked Amount (“ASBA”) process and shall provide details of their respective bank account in which the Bid amount will be blocked by the SCSBs or under the UPI mechanism, as the case may be. Anchor Investors are not permitted to participate in the Anchor Investor Portion through the ASBA process.

*The Company and the Selling Shareholders may in consultation with the Book Running Lead Managers, consider participation by Anchor Investors in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations. The Anchor Investor Bid/Offer Period shall be one Working Day prior to the Bid/Offer Opening Date; i.e., April 02, 2019.

All capitalized terms used herein and not specifically defined shall have the same meaning as ascribed to them in the RHP. 

Metropolis Healthcare Limited (MHL) is one of the leading diagnostics companies in India, by revenue, as of March 31, 2018 (Source: Frost & Sullivan). They have widespread presence across 19 states in India, as of December 31, 2018, with leadership position in west and south India (Source: Frost & Sullivan). Through their widespread operational network, MHL offers a comprehensive range of clinical laboratory tests and profiles, which are used for prediction, early detection, diagnostic screening, confirmation and/or monitoring of the disease. MHL also offers analytical and support services to clinical research organizations for clinical research projects. During the nine months period ended December 31, 2018, MHL conducted approximately 12.3 million tests from approximately 6.6 million patient visits as compared to approximately 16.0 million tests from approximately 7.7 million patient visits during the financial year 2018. MHL offers a broad range of approximately 3,487 clinical laboratory tests and 530 profiles, as of December 31, 2018. The profile comprises of a variety of test combinations which are specific to a disease or disorder as well as wellness profiles that are used for health and fitness screening.

MHL conducts operations through their laboratory and service network. They implemented a ‘hub and spoke’ model for quick and efficient delivery of services through their widespread laboratory and service network, which covers 197 cities in India, as of December 31, 2018. As of December 31, 2018, their laboratory network consists of 115 clinical laboratories, comprising (i) a global reference laboratory (“GRL”) located in Mumbai, which is their main ‘hub’ and equipped to conduct majority of the tests offered by them; (ii) 14 regional reference laboratories (“RRLs”) (out of which four are located outside India), which are equipped to conduct routine, semi-specialized and few specialized tests; (iii) 56 satellite laboratories (out of which one is located outside India), which are equipped to conduct routine and semi-specialized tests; and (iv) 44 express laboratories (out of which five are located outside India), which are equipped to conduct routine tests. Ends

The Red Herring Prospectus shall be available on the websites of SEBI, BSE, NSE at www.sebi.gov.in,www.bseindia.com and www.nseindia.com, respectively, and is available on the websites of the Book Running Lead Managers (“BRLMs”), i.e. JM Financial Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited, Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Limited, HDFC Bank Limited and Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited at www.jmfl.com,www.credit-suisse.com,www.goldmansachs.com,www.hdfcbank.com andwww.investmentbank.kotak.com, respectively.

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